NEW YORK (AP) — Personal spirituality remains an unquestioned guidepost for some scientists leading the U.S. response to coronavirus.
(RNS) — Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, was honored as his agency is working to develop treatments for the novel coronavirus.
(RNS) — When smallpox hit Massachusetts, the Puritan clergyman began to rethink his theology of catastrophe, even when doing so meant breaking ranks with his country’s religious elite.
NEW YORK (AP) — ‘Science is a wonderful arena of truth and understanding truth. It is an amazing tool that can help human flourishing. We just believe it can’t address all truth that exists,’ said D.J. Jenkins, pastor at Anthology Church in Studio City, California.
(RNS) — Those who trust in God, a new paper in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion holds, are less stressed and sleep longer.
(RNS) — A handwritten 1954 letter by the Nobel laureate is dismissive of religion in general and Judaism in particular.
(The Conversation) — Just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research – which is subject to strict checks and procedures – doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Is this something we can embrace because it has great potential in medicine or is it something we should think a little more deeply about before we plunge in?' the geneticist asks about advances in gene editing.
(AP) — Although the regulations ultimately address matters of individual conscience and religious teaching, they also dive into medical research and scholarly studies on birth control.
(RNS) The pioneering astronaut and longtime senator is perhaps less well-known as an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who saw no conflict between his beliefs in God and in science.
(RNS) The show, which concludes Sunday (Dec. 4), raises theological questions about what it means to be human and what it costs us to sacrifice our humanity for momentary pleasure.
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota (RNS) The pontiff hasn't been asked directly about the oil pipeline controversy, but his writings show where his sympathies could lie.
(RNS) “I am dismayed and scared for what this means for the poor, for creation and for all of our descendants,” said Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb.
ROME (Reuters) The pledge at a vespers prayer service came despite challenges to greater unity posed by differences over women priests and gay marriage.
(RNS) It’s a fact of science that all humans are the same basic color, just different shades, while God's word declares that we are one race, descendants of Adam and Eve.
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